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Responding to Child Maltreatment: A framework for mapping child protection agencies

This report aims to gather data on legal, health and social services responses to child maltreatment. The first step in this mapping exercise is to map out the network of agencies and organizations tasked with responding to child maltreatment, including government-run child protective services,...

mHealth for Health Information Systems in Low- and Middle-Income Countries – Challenges and Opportunities in Data Quality, Privacy and Security

One of the six building blocks for strong national health systems is the use of health information systems, according to the World Health Organization. As social service workers in low- and middle-income countries seek new ways to improve health-related information and communication technologies to...

Protecting Young Children from Violence in Colombia: Linking caregiver empathy with community child rights indicators as a pathway for peace in Medellin’s Comuna 13

The following program applied a unique model addressing young children’s psychosocial well-being. The initiative built the capacity for caregiver empathy combining a positive parenting approach with community early learning strengths, child rights, and community empowerment methods.

Rethinking Early Childhood Workforce Sustainability in the Context of Australia Early Childhood Education and Care Reforms

Authors argue that early childhood workforce challenges at the national level in Australia are not adequately addressed in policy reform that is underway.

MER OVC Essential Survey Indicators – Frequently Asked Questions

This document includes Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) raised by stakeholders involved in designing and implementing surveys to collect the PEPFAR Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting (MER) Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC) Essential Survey Indicators.  MEASURE Evaluation has compiled answers...

Greening the Profession: A missing perspective in contemporary social work practice in Zimbabwe

In interviews with 27 individuals from NGOs and government organizations, it is argued that social workers should aim to tackle current challenges being caused by environmental crises and become more highly trained and involved in environmental issues.

From Evidence to Action: The story of cash transfers and impact evaluation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Country case studies highlight the importance of building the capacity of the social service workforce to deliver and scale up effective social protection programs.

Alternative Child Care and Deinstitutionalisation: A case study of Indonesia

Key elements of child care reform in Indonesia are highlighted, including strengthening of the regulatory frameworks and accreditation of social welfare organizations, integrated services for vulnerable children, community-based child protection mechanisms, and the use of case management to...

Home-Based Care (HBC) Needs Assessment among U.S. Government-Supported Areas in Tanzania

To address the HIV epidemic and meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV), Tanzania’s Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children—adopted home-based care (HBC) as a component of the continuum of care promoted by WHO and PEPFAR. This study aims to better...

Healthy Futures: Supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

This report provides case studies demonstrating the impact of integrated mental health and other health services by providers and carers.

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